The National President of Standup for women Society (SWS), Barrister Deborah Ijadele-Adetona has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for signing to law the state Curtailment of Women’s Right to Share in family Property, Law No.2 of 2022.
Adetona said this singular act has also restored hope in parents who have Girl-child, saying after their parents grow old and died, the girl-child will not suffer.
The President disclosed this in a press statement made available to journalists by the National Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Billie Nwogu.
The statement said the Governor’s decision will remove the stigma that “A woman does not have a say or stay around when issues of land are being discussed,” it was described as a taboo by some communities.
“A woman according to their culture is expected to sit docile in a corner when issues that border on land matters are being discussed and is only expected to ask questions for clarification on boundaries as the only right bequeathed to her and all she has right to do, is to usually cultivate the land. Nothing else.
“Governor Wike has done well and this has stood him out among governors who have not deemed it fit for women to also have a say in owning any property that belongs to their parents or husband.
“We used this medium to call on all leaders at all levels especially in the Eastern part of Nigeria to emulate what Gov. Wike has done.”
She urged men to see the development not as a way of lording women over them but as a solution to protect the future of girl-child now and those yet unborn.
“While we continue to press for a better society, let other governors who have bills that have a direct impact on women’s future sign them for a better tomorrow.
“Standup for women Society will continue to support, recognize and join the struggle for liberation for all women in Nigeria.